People: Jul. 13, 1970

For months now, the lady's outspoken statements have been conspicuously missing from the press—in obedience, no doubt, to an injunction from U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell. Henceforth, he has decreed, if his wife Martha must speak out in public, it must be in Swahili. But what husband has ever silenced his wife? Administering the oath of office to the new president of the American Newspaper Women's Club in Washington last week, Martha spoke in near-faultless Swahili: "Je unaaba kwa kweli kwemba ueazhwga . . ."*Ruled the Attorney General, who was present: "The oath in Swahili is perfectly legal."

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